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Norwegian Athletics Association

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Norwegian Athletics Association
Founded1 May 1896
AffiliationWorld Athletics
Regional affiliationEAA
PresidentAnne Farseth
Official website

The Norwegian Athletics Association (Norwegian: Norges Friidrettsforbund, NFIF) is the national governing body for the sport of athletics in Norway, including track and field, road running, cross country running and racewalking. The association is a member of the Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, and a member of the International Association of Athletics Federations and European Athletics.

The association was founded on 1 May 1896 as Norsk Idrætsforbund. Until the formation of Norges Orienteringsforbund in 1945, NFIF also organized orienteering.[1][2]


  1. ^ Bryhn, Rolf. "Norges Fri-idrettsforbund". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Organisasjon" (in Norwegian). Norges Friidrettsforbund. Archived from the original on 6 May 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.

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